whirlwind recordings

July/August CD releases in brief

Here are paragraphs about some of the music I was listening to these past two months which I couldn’t devote full reviews to: Stein Urheim – Strandebarm (Hubro): The third release on the excellent Norwegian label from the guitarist/multi-instrumentalist and largely… Read More ›

April CD releases in brief

Here are paragraphs about some of the music I was listening to this month which I couldn’t devote full reviews to: Bill Evans – Some Other Time (Resonance Records): This previously unreleased double disc, subtitled The Lost Session From The Black… Read More ›

Julian Argüelles – Tetra

(Whirlwind Recordings) Tetra is both the name of the album and of this working quartet which has seen Midlands-born saxophonist Julian Argüelles (he cut his teeth with Walsall Jazz Orchestra) enlist musicians from a younger generation: Kit Downes on piano,… Read More ›

Joel Harrison 5 – Spirit House

(Whirlwind Recordings) Guitarist Joel Harrison‘s back catalogue is chock-a-block with adventures, both in repertoire and in band configuration. So, we’ve had albums inspired by ethnic folk song, country music, and interpretations of the work of that other Harrison guitarist, George;… Read More ›

Ivo Neame – Strata

(Whirlwind Recordings WR4674) Inevitably, British pianist (and saxophonist too, once upon a time) Ivo Neame is best known from his Scandinavian associations – as part of the trio Phronesis and as a crucial member or saxophonist Marius Neset’s band. He… Read More ›